The Daily Slash: July 1st 2010

Evan Selleck - Jul 1, 2010
The Daily Slash: July 1st 2010

The beginning of the month. By now, you’re probably already getting ready for your fourth of July weekend, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with that. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t. It’s a big holiday. Until then though, welcome to tonight’s edition The Daily Slash. First up, in the Best of R3 Media, we’ve got a new rumor about a 2GHz Android device, an iPhone class-action lawsuit, and some other devices get some prices leaked. And then in the Dredge ‘Net, we’ve got some eyewear with an integrated USB stick, and a Fujitsu netbook gets released into the world.

The Best of R3 Media

HTC Sabor Features 2GHz Processor: When it comes to cell phones, smartphones, or superphones, there’s no getting around the fact that they’re getting powerful. Ridiculously powerful, if you ask us. And we already know that Motorola’s Sanjay Jha wants a 2GHz Android-based device of his own by the end of 2010, so this rumor doesn’t seem to be too far off. But, according to a “person in the know,” it looks like HTC’s all set to launch the Sabor, which is a 2GHz Android-based device. Also noteworthy, is the idea that HTC is going to make their own display to combat Samsung’s AMOLED variations. So, start your rumor mill, folks. [via Android Community]

iPhone 4 Class-Action Lawsuit is a Go: General negligence, breach of express warranty, an defect in design. Those are all named in a new class-action lawsuit, amongst a lot more. And, truth be told, no one should have been surprised that this was coming. People do this kind of thing for all sorts of crazy reasons, and if you buy a new phone and it doesn’t actually work as a phone for design reasons (and not the network), then people probably have a place to to complain. We’ll have to see where this one goes, because it’s definitely getting interesting. [via SlashGear]

Motorola Charm and Samsung Supersonic Prices Leak: Oddly enough, we look forward to seeing leaked images of a price sheet. We really do. (We don’t have much to look forward to, okay?) As far as this sheet goes, it’s nothing all that groundbreaking. The Motorola Charm is a MOTOBLUR device featuring Android 2.1, and it’s all set to get launched for $74.99 on a new, two-year contract. And the Samsung Supersonic? Well, we think that’s the Samsung Vibrant, just with a different moniker for this particular sheet. Price wise, you’re looking at the standard $199.99 on a new, two-year contract. So, start saving up for that 4-inch AMOLED displaying, TouchWiz 3.0 on Android 2.1-goodness. [via PhoneMag]

The Dredge ‘Net

Le-Samourai Eyewear Has a Built-in USB Stick: We honestly have no idea why anyone would want this, but here it is. They are a concept of eyewear that has a built-in USB stick, just in case you ever really need one right there and now. They don’t look half bad, and the designer is aiming to get sunglasses and prescription-versions available some time in the future as well. We can see this actually being interesting if they were integrated with some kind of 3D technology, so we could watch a movie right on our glasses, but just to have a USB stick on-hand seems kind of ridiculous. [via Ubergizmo]

Fujitsu PH520 Netbook Ships for $599: Netbooks usually hit the mid-range or expensive marker, and in this case, one might consider it a bit expensive, but at least the specifications aren’t terrible. This Fujitsu model features an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, 1.7GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor, and an option for a 320GB hard drive. You also get Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, and 2GB of RAM. Yes, it could be better, but at least it won’t break the bank, either. Plus, it comes in a nice red color. And that’s always nice for your tech gadgets. [via Liliputing]

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